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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

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Address: 454 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL
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+1 334-263-3970
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, which ignited the civil rights movement. Steeped in history, this church, where Dr. King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960, was also the site of many civil rights meetings during that era.

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MLK Birthday

I visited on MLK Birthday and what an awesome experience and service. To see different ages and races come together and united to celebrate him was an experience I will never... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited on MLK Birthday and what an awesome experience and service. To see different ages and races come together and united to celebrate him was an experience I will never forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church where Dr. King launched his ministry and where he was propelled into leadership of the Civil Rights Movement. The free tour and 15 minute film are excellent. The tour guide makes it fun for all ages. Be ready to hear beautiful singing and join in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just down the street from the capital building. This church must have had some amazing sermons. If only the wall could talk. unfortunately they were not open when we stopped by but it was great to see the site of such a great movement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an Alabamian, I visited with a guest, a native of Africa attending college in the U.S. Miss Wanda, our guide, greeted us as old friends and gave my African friend an especially warm welcome. What is special about this site is that it acknowledges and celebrates the faith ties of Dr. King and the civil rights movement. – it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a powerful tour from Wanda. She told of the important history here and made it personal. She was wonderful. The place is an important historical spot!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We brought our 2 children (ages 7 & 12) here to Montgomery from NY to get a feel for the rich history of our nation that is so pertinent in Montgomery, AL. We had not planned on a visit to the church but it wound up being one of the most important and profound experiences of our Civil Rights road... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

A must see in Montgomery if you are at all interested in the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the church and was very passionate about making sure we got the most out of our visit. Make sure to visit Dr. King's office in the basement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

As if Just being there wasn't enough! But we were fortunate enough to witness their 139th church anniversary with Dr.Bernice King as guest speaker! It was an honor and a blessing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We enjoyed the brief video and wonderful tour of the Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist church. Many important events in civil rights history have roots in this church. History lives here. A beautiful mural in the church basement details important civil rights events in the history of this church and in Montgomery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful experience this morning, attending church services at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. We were in town for two days, a Sunday and Monday, when tours are not available; however, Sunday mornings present the opportunity to truly participate in the church’s legacy. An extremely welcoming community, Rev. Cromwell A. Handy gave a... More 

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